Yankees Leave Home

The gaily colored Air Florida 737 jet from Miami had barely taxied to a halt at the Tegucigalpa airport when a column of trucks loaded with Honduran policemen careered across the runway to head it off. As police surrounded the aircraft, troops slithered down ropes from helicopters hovering overhead and flung themselves on the ground with rifles ready. The cause of their concern: the arrival of 40 clergywomen, the first planeload of 140 American and Canadian nuns and lay workers headed for a four-day prayerful protest against U.S. policy in Central America. The Honduran government barred the other 100 even before...

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